If you have brothers or a boyfriend who stays over sometimes, you may be a victim of men makeup thieves, because men makeup wearers are growing in numbers. In fact, 1 in 10 guys admit to wearing makeup–but how often do you see them buying any of it? Which means they have to be getting it from somewhere. You know, like your bathroom.
A new survey reports that men makeup habits are more prevalent than most of us thought. 11 percent of dudes wear makeup in secret, probably to enhance their natural beauty. Fair enough–if we can cover up our zits, why can’t they? About half of those guys said they wore makeup regularly, but 21 percent wore it everyday. Every. Day. You know what that means? If he complains about makeup on his pillowcase, it may not necessarily have come off of your face. But it may well have come out of your bag.
As for what makeup men use the most? Concealer, because, well, no one is perfect (not even Harry Styles, though he comes really, really close)–71 percent of guys admit to covering up with it. So if you’re missing your foundation stick, don’t go yelling at your sister so quickly. Your boyfriend or your brother may be spackling over their own skin.
Next up? Lip gloss, probably because it’s delicious, then eyeliner, because there are a few people out there who think Pete Wentz is still relevant. (We’re not sure who they are, but they’re out there.) Bronzer and mascara were next, because if there’s anyone on Earth who’s a total sex symbol, it’s Pauly D. Or whatever the opposite of that is.
Something relatively important to keep in mind about men makeup thieves: They’re sneaky, they’re sheepish and they won’t admit that they’re pilfing your peach lipstick, even if you ask them about it.
Keep all of this in mind next time a guy puts his hands in your pockets: men makeup thieves are out there. Sure, he may want to grab your butt. But he may also want to grab your blush.
Do you think men who wear makeup are less manly or just more concerned with their appearance? Have you ever fallen victim to men makeup thieves? Tell us in the comments!